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Clay Thurston

wildlife photographer, self in Knoxville

Photographs That Will Make You Smile

PRESENTED ON FEB 12, 2015
IN KNOXVILLE @ VOL 14

I consider myself a very serious wildlife and nature photographer.  However, there have been several times when the subject I was photographing wasn’t really all that serious.  This program shows a few of those times.

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Why We Keep Unidentified Photographs

BY JONATHAN JEFFREY
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 20, 2014

Archivist Jonathan Jeffrey examines several intriguing historical photographs that were collected for a museum collection and explains the stories behind them. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 19, 2014.

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Spying on the Wild

BY PHIL KNIGHT
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 12, 2014

Conservationist Phil Knight talks about using photography and camera traps to capture photos of elusive wildlife in nature, including bobcat, bear, elk moose. Using cameras in the wild as a type of 'Candid Camera for wildlife' also helps conservations learn by tracking animals at night, such as discovering a mule deer migration no one knew about before.

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The Wildlife Air Service

BY WIETSE VAN DER WERF
@ VOL 20 ON NOV 26, 2015

What if you could help protect the wildlife and other endangered species by air? What if you thought of a completely new way to protect forrest and sea? Speaker Wietse van der Werf wondered if he could set up a network of pilots to help from above. And as it turned out, he created a worlwide network of citizens who wanted to help him protect there local nature en envorinment. Now he and his Wildlife Air Service are an imortant partner for large environmental organizations.

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Highway 17 Wildlife Connectivity Project

BY AHIGA SNYDER
@ VOL 9 ON MAR 24, 2016

Wildlife Biologists Tanya Diamond and Ahíga Roger Snyder are working on solutions that make the road safer for wildlife and drivers alike. They partner with land trust organizations and local government and specialize in identifying, monitoring, and implementing connectivity designs for wildlife movement within a landscape.

They are currently working on solutions for Highway 17, which carries a substantial amount of commuter and vacation traffic between the Bay Area and Santa Cruz. The road cuts through the habitat of foxes, black-tailed deer, mountain lions, and many other species of wildlife.

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Why I'm Taking Analog Photographs

BY LUTZ MICHEN
@ VOL 11 ON APR 21, 2016

Dresden based Photographer Lutz Michen presents seven and a  half reasons of why he is taking analog photographs. As his preference lies on working with middle format cameras, through his slides he explaines, that photography needs to be done in an analog way..

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Value of my Photographs

BY CHON FAN BONG
@ VOL 3 ON JUL 01, 2016

A sharing about the journey as a wanderer that always brings his camera to everywhere, recording life and to sharing moments, in the form of photographs. 

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Why We Need to Take REAL Photographs

BY JODIE RAINSFORD
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 11, 2016

Jodie Rainsford - a Wanaka based photographer, she enjoys all her different projects in the surrounding area. Jodie focuses on wedding photography as well as  family portraits, commercial projects and events, and she is open to any opportunity for creativity.

You can find more information about her bellow:

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Choose Your Winter

BY KAIRI PAWLICK
@ VOL 27 ON FEB 16, 2017

"Choose your winter, and love wherever it takes you."

Kairi Pawlick shares her story of leaving the chilly Edmonton winter for a trip south—way south—to Antarctica, offering a glimpse at the vast uninhabited land where nature, beauty, endurance and reflection meet.

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Discovering wildlife in the concrete jungle

BY CESAR VALERO
@ MSM GOES PECHAKUCHA ON MAR 17, 2017

Cesar Valero was born in Cusco, the ancient capital city of the Inca's Empire, Peru and grew up surrounded by the Andes and the mysticism that characterises his home region. When he started doing bird watching in the capital Lima, he discovered the existence of hidden wildlife living in the city and was able with nature in the urban jungle.